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What to Do About Tattoos On Your Wedding Day

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The acceptance of visible tattoos at a wedding has been on the rise. With tattoos becoming more common (almost 40% of marrying age men and women claim to have at least one) and weddings becoming less traditional and more about the personalities of the bride and groom, showing off your gorgeous ink is no longer being looked down upon by so many. For those that do prefer to cover up for aesthetic reasons, religion, and/or family, there are many options.

1. The dress. The most simple way to cover a tattoo that is easier to hide is to consider the style of your dress. You can use the neckline, longer sleeves, or a covered back to easily hide a tattoo.

2. DIY makeup. Most brides opt for the do-it-yourself option. There are many heavy duty concealers that can do the trick. Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo Concealer is one of the top picks for it’s waterproof quality and high pigmentation. Remember to get the concealer in 3 different shades. Start with the lightest and build to the darkest color. To prevent smudging, don’t spread the product to untattooed skin and set it with a powder.

3. Hire a professional. This is definitely the more pricey route (ranging from $150 – 300) but it saves time and stress of trying to get it right when you leave it in the hands of a pro. Try to find someone that can airbrush it away so the makeup looks natural and not cakey.

4. Laser removal. For $2000 you can have your small tattoo completely removed. Certain colors do respond better than others (black is easy; light blue and yellow are harder). Keep in mind that this procedure does take months so make the decision early!

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Celebrity Weddings: Are You Inspired?

The wedding season can mean plenty of celebrity couples walking down the aisle. Their over the top wedding days can be great inspiration for your Connecticut wedding. Here are a few of the 2013 celebrity season’s highlights.

  • French retreats: This year, France has been a popular wedding destination for celebrities. Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne, and Keira Knightley are just a few of the celebrities who have gone Gallic for their weddings. You don’t need to travel, though. Follow Aaron Paul’s lead and bring France into your wedding’s theme.
  • Creative couture: Celebrity brides haven’t been afraid to say no to white for their gowns. Shenae Grimes and Melissa Gilbert’s bold dress choices were stand out examples. However, there’s also been a resurgence of traditional styles, like that worn by Kristin Cavallari.

  • Big themes: Celebrities are bringing a “go big or go home” attitude to their themes, as seen in Sean Parker’s Lord of the Rings inspired wedding day. Committing to a theme and going all out can be great fun, even on a smaller scale.

Creating your perfect wedding, whether celebrity inspired or not, starts with choosing great wedding vendors. To meet many of Connecticut’s best wedding vendors, come to one of our upcoming shows!

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Are Your Wedding Shoes a Good Fit?

While the traditional bridal shoes might be a satin pump that’s a perfect match to the gown, many brides are choosing different styles for their big day. Choosing the right pair of shoes can make you much more comfortable on your wedding day.

If you still want to go with a heel, consider finding a pair that adds a bit of color or even a pattern to your bridal style. This is a popular choice and can be a bit of fun for your bridal style. It also allows you much more choice, and you can shop at any shoe store!

Some brides are opting for a less traditional choice, such as a pair of sneakers. This is a great choice for an offbeat bride, or one who isn’t comfortable in heels.

If you don’t want a heel, but still prefer a formal look, look for a pair of dressy flats. A beautiful ballet flat can look fabulous under a wedding gown.

Of course, if you’re planning a beach wedding, you should also consider bridal flip flops or even going barefoot. Flip flops can also be a great choice if you want to change out of more formal shoes, with many bridal styles available with a bit of added bling.

To find out more about bridal fashion, and to meet some of Connecticut’s best wedding vendors, come to one of our upcoming shows!